Day 1

Oh my god.

We began gently enough with the familliar "icebreaker" games to get the fifteen students introduced to each other. Memorising each other's names with the help of a randomly passed tennis ball, pairing up and introducing our hobbies to each other - the usual stuff I have very little patience with.

And then...a forty minute crash course in how to order drinks in Turkish, just to show how it feels to be plunged into a foreign language. Oh, and the entire lesson was delivered in Turkish.

Followed by a detailed timetable (in English), containing the moderate surprise that we will all be teaching students, for real, for twenty five minutes each. Tomorrow.

I am exhausted, and a little frightened. I expect to be exhausted and frightened every day for the next four weeks.

No comments:

Post a Comment